Being Brave in the Breaking: How Our Family Survived the Impossible
By Becky Beresford
God's Brave Women - Becky's Story
I picked up my head and looked wearily into the bathroom mirror. Staring at the circles under my eyes, I thanked God for carrying me through another day.
To say this past year has been one of the hardest in my life would be an understatement. There have been blessings and beauty, but many days I didn’t know if my bending would turn into my breaking.
As a special needs’ family, we knew when Covid hit the aftermath would strike us twice as hard. My autistic son had amazing services in public school, including a one-on-one aid to help him focus and thrive. When all of it was taken away and they switched to remote learning, we were left to be David’s aid and teacher, as well as his physical, occupational, and speech therapist. Meanwhile, our two younger boys needed homeschooling and their working parents’ attention. The guilt and overwhelm I experienced as a mama torn in a thousand directions was too much.
It was an absolutely impossible task.
And we knew we were not alone. We joined in with countless other parents who were encountering impossible situations, taking too much on and tackling more than they could handle.